90 Climbing Mountain Quotes – Reach New Heights

Explore our collection of climbing mountain quotes that inspire to reach new heights and will motivate you to push beyond your limits.

If you’re a seasoned mountaineer or a beginner, the journey to the summit of a mountain is never easy. Climbing mountains is a challenging and rewarding experience that requires courage, strength, and perseverance.

It requires mental and physical preparation, as well as a deep commitment to overcoming obstacles and pushing beyond your limits. But the rewards of climbing a mountain are many – from the stunning views at the top to the sense of accomplishment that comes from conquering a difficult challenge.

In this collection of climbing mountain quotes, we’ve gathered some of the most inspiring messages to help you on your journey towards new heights and success. Whether you’re a seasoned mountaineer or a beginner, the quotes will nourish your adventurous life spirit.

So why wait? Start climbing your own mountains today with the help of our inspiring collection of quotes. Read carefully these climbing mountain quotes, find your favorite quote, and share them!

Inspirational climbing mountain quotes

Find inspiration to conquer your biggest challenges with our selection of ten climbing mountain quotes!

Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.
Andy Rooney

Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.
Abdul Kalam

If it is a shame to be the second man on Mount Everest, then I will have to live with this shame.
Tenzing Norgay

Inspirational climbing mountain quotes

Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out – it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.
Robert W. Service

Life is brought down to the basics: if you are warm, regular, healthy, not thirsty or hungry, then you are not on a mountain… Climbing at altitude is like hitting your head against a brick wall – it’s great when you stop.
Chris Darwin

Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
Leo Buscaglia

Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.
Greg Child

Greg Child quote - Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.
John Muir

Mountains are not fair or unfair, they are just dangerous.
Reinhold Messner

Climbing at altitude is like hitting your head against a brick wall – it’s great when you stop.
Chris Darwin

Insightful climbing mountain quotes

Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.
Barry Finlay

You never climb the same mountain twice, not even in memory. Memory rebuilds the mountain, changes the weather, retells the jokes, remakes all the moves.
Lito Tejada–Flores

As a professional climber, that’s the question you always get: Why, why, why? It’s an ineffable thing; you can’t describe it.
Jimmy Chin

Insightful climbing mountain quotes

You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again. So why bother in the first place? Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen.
Rene Daumal

The highest of the world’s mountains, it seems, has to make but a single gesture of magnificence to be the lord of all, vast in unchallenged and isolated supremacy.
George Leigh Mallory

No one remembers who climbed Mount Everest the second time.
Edmund Hillary

When you’re climbing Mount Everest, nothing is easy. You just take one step at a time, never look back and always keep your eyes glued to the top.
Jacqueline Susann

Anatoli Boukreev quote - Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve; they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.

Just put one foot in front of the other.
Austin Peck

I can’t understand why men make all this fuss about Everest–it’s only a mountain.
Junko Tabei

Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve; they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.
Anatoli Boukreev

Motivational climbing mountain quotes

If you’re ready to tackle new challenges and push beyond your limits, our climbing mountain quotes are the perfect source of motivation.

Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain
Jack Kerouac

I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.
G. M. Trevelyan

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
Nelson Mandela

Motivational climbing mountain quotes

There’s no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.
Bill Bowerman

In a sense everything that is exists to climb. All evolution is a climbing towards a higher form. Climbing for life as it reaches towards the consciousness, towards the spirit. We have always honored the high places because we sense them to be the homes of gods. In the mountains there is the promise of… something unexplainable. A higher place of awareness, a spirit that soars. So we climb… and in climbing there is more than a metaphor; there is a means of discovery.
Rob Parker

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

There are two kinds of climbers: those who climb because their heart sings when they’re in the mountains, and all the rest.
Alex Lowe

Alex Lowe quote - There are two kinds of climbers: those who climb because their heart sings when they're in the mountains, and all the rest.

The choices we make lead up to actual experiences. It is one thing to decide to climb a mountain. It is quite another to be on top of it.
Herbert A. Simon

Whatever that means, however you got on that mountain, why not try to climb it? And do it in your own way.
Stephen Curry

It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
Edmund Hillary

Meaningful climbing mountain quotes

Whether you’re climbing literal mountains or facing metaphorical ones, these ten meaningful climbing mountain quotes will inspire you to reach the summit.

The bizarre trend in mountaineers is not the risk they take, but the large degree to which they value life. They are not crazy because they don’t dare, they’re crazy because they do. These people tend to enjoy life to the fullest, laugh the hardest, travel the most, and work the least.
Lisa Morgan

There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
John Ruskin

Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.
John Ruskin

I’ve climbed with some of the best climbers in the world, more importantly, to me, they are some of the best people in the world. That’s another reason why I climb.
Jim Wickwire

The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he cannot learn, feel change, grow or live.
William Arthur Ward

Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
John Muir

The mountains are calling and I must go.
John Muir

My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.
Aldous Huxley

I climb upon the highest mountains, laughing at all tragedies – whether real or imaginary.
Friedrich Nietzsche

If adventure has a final and all–embracing motive, it is surely this: we go out because it is our nature to go out, to climb mountains, and to paddle rivers, to fly to the planets and plunge into the depths of the oceans… When man ceases to do these things, he is no longer man.
Wilfrid Noyce

Climbing mountain quotes short

Whether you’re a seasoned climber or a beginner, our short climbing mountain quotes offer a source of encouragement.

Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer.
John Muir

While cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
John Muir

It’s wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.
Helen Keller

Climbing the mountain is always more fun than sitting at the top. It’s just you have to find different mountains to climb.
Dan Bilzerian

It’s a heavy burden to look up at the mountain and want to start the climb.
Abby Wambach

Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.
Doug Larson

There may be more to learn from climbing the same mountain a hundred times than by climbing a hundred different mountains.
Richard R. Nelson

Men climb mountains, scale heights, venture into the unexplored to prove to other men it can be done.
Mother Angelica

I take all day to climb mountains and then spend about 10 minutes at the top admiring the view.
Sebastian Thrun

Experience comes from bad judgment.
Mark Twain

Quotes about climbing mountains

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
John Muir

Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I’m always looking for a new challenge. There are a lot of mountains to climb out there. When I run out of mountains, I’ll build a new one.
Sylvester Stallone

On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward

It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.
Robert W. Service

Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.
Ed Viesturs

When we tire of well–worn ways, we seek for new. This restless craving in the souls of men spurs them to climb, and to seek the mountain view.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

For a traveler going from any place toward the north, that pole of the daily rotation gradually climbs higher, while the opposite pole drops down an equal amount.
Nicolaus Copernicus

Great things are done when men and mountains meet.
William Blake

Quotes about climbing mountains and life

Need a reminder to never give up? Our climbing mountain quotes will motivate you to keep climbing [in your life], no matter how tough the journey.

For us the mountains had been a natural field of activity where, playing on the frontiers of life and death, we had found the freedom for which we were blindly groping and which was as necessary to us as bread.
Maurice Herzog

I have climbed my mountain, but I must still live my life.
Tenzing Norgay

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
T. S. Eliot

The greatest risk in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing and becomes nothing.
Norman Vincent Peale

You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!
Dr. Seuss

There are two things I will never do in my life. I will never climb Mount Everest, and I will never work with Val Kilmer again. There isn’t enough money in the world.
John Frankenheimer

What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy. And joy is, after all, the end of life. We do not live to eat and make money.
George Leigh Mallory

The greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
William Arthur Ward

Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.
Richard M. Nixon

So, if you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won’t see why we go.
George Leigh Mallory

Everest climbing mountain quotes

People think that at the top there isn’t much room. They tend to think of it as an Everest. My message is that there is tons of room at the top.
Margaret Thatcher

Gradually, very gradually, we saw the great mountain sides and glaciers and aretes, now one fragment and now another through the floating rifts, until far higher in the sky than imagination had dared to suggest the white summit of Everest appeared.
George Leigh Mallory

It’s amazing that more people have climbed Mount Everest than have broken the 4–minute mile.
Roger Bannister

While on top of Everest, I looked across the valley towards the great peak Makalu and mentally worked out a route about how it could be climbed.
Edmund Hillary

A lot of the time I hate the theater. You think, ‘I have to climb Mount Everest, again, tonight.’ Oh, the theater is a scary place to be.
Alan Rickman

But now that I was finally here, standing on the summit of Mount Everest, I just couldn’t summon the energy to care.
Jon Krakauer

Think about climbing a mountain. If you decide you’re going up Everest, you don’t start with a sprint. You’ll never make it out of base camp if you do that. The secret is two fold: make sure your approach is consistent and steady so that you can maintain the progress you’re making as your journey continues.
Georges St–Pierre

For a climber, saying that you are stopping by Everest is like saying that you are stopping by to see God.
Roland Smith

The special forces gave me the self–confidence to do some extraordinary things in my life. Climbing Everest then cemented my belief in myself.
Bear Grylls

Once Everest was determined to be the highest summit on earth, it was only a matter of time before people decided that Everest needed to be climbed.
Jon Krakauer

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Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long.
George Bernard Shaw

The higher you climb on the mountain, the harder the wind blows.
Sam Cummings

You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.
Tom Hiddleston

The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain – he is inspired by it.
William Arthur Ward

There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing
Ranulph Fiennes

The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective.
Al Neuharth

Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.
David McCullough Jr.

One way to get high blood pressure is to go mountain climbing over molehills.
Earl Wilson

There’s no such thing as bad weather – only the wrong clothes.
Billy Connolly

Everyone wants to live on the top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.
Andy Rooney

If you want to train for big mountain endeavors, spend time in big mountains.
Jimmy Chin

Final thought

These collection of climbing mountain quotes that will motivate you to push beyond your limits. They feature powerful messages of courage, determination, and perseverance, reminding us that anything is possible when we set our minds to it.

Whether we are climbing an actual mountain or facing obstacles in our daily lives, these quotes serve as a reminder that we are capable of achieving great things if we stay focused and committed. So, let us take inspiration from these quotes and keep climbing towards our goals, one step at a time.

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Remember, we are all capable of achieving great things, and with hope and determination, we can climb any mountain that lies before us. Be brave to step out from comfort zones, take risks and challenge ourselves to become better versions of ourselves. Follow your dreams and do your best!

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